TouchPOS Technical Info
The following comments, specifications and environmental
requirements apply to the Touch Point of Sale System.
- The TouchPOS system is a
touch-screen Point of Sale system, running standalone on Win2k
professional, or as a network, mixing Win9x or
- It can be configured for
either Pro-Shop or Food&Bev operations and includes many
features specific to each environments needs. For the
Pro-Shop, it enforces the Touch-Tee Day
of Play Functions in which Green-Fees cannot be sold at the
point of sale, unless a justifying reservation or walk-on entry
has been provided to the Tee-Times
system. For Food&Bev
establishments, TouchPOS provides component-tracking,
prep-tables and full support of the CGS
A/R System's minimum spending requirements feature.
- It uses the item lists and
data files maintained by the Administrative Inventory Control System.
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- It's screen is divided into
three major sections.
The left section is a
realistic view of the receipt which is constantly updated
throughout the sales process.
The center section provides
a scrolling catalog of all defined "Item Pages".
The remainder of the screen
presents the currently selected "Item Page". An
item page is a collection of buttons, each of which can add an
item to the open receipt or jump to another Item Page.
Through this mechanism (and using the integrated page editor,)
you can quickly define any number of buttons, organized across
any number of pages.
- Since individual items can
appear on the buttons of multiple pages, item-type and vendor
specific pages can be created. These become a real time
saver under many sales conditions.
- Surrounding and dividing the
screen's three sections, fixed function buttons provide access
to the receipt handling aspects of the system (Creating a
new receipt, Voiding a previously entered item and/or an entire
receipt, Closing a receipt and handling payment details, etc.)
- The TouchPOS interfaces with
the CGS Credit Card System to provide
high-speed authorizations. At the end of each shift,
TouchPOS submits all appropriate sales to the credit card
system for data-capture and collection.
- The TouchPOS also interfaces
with the CGS Micros Simulator which
functions as a hotel interface, allowing customers to charge
their purchases to their rooms in real-time.
- Finally, TouchPOS
interfaces with the CGS A/R System
allowing club members to charge their purchases to their member
accounts. This interface also allows members to pay their
account balances at the point of sale station, (which is very
convenient when the accounting office is closed).
- The TouchPOS supports a
variety of peripherals including up to four cash drawers per
workstation, bar-code readers (UPC or Code39), magnetic
swipe readers (for both credit and membership cards) and any
windows compatible receipt printer.
- It offers user-definable
security ranging from "completely open" to
"paranoid", with two-tier server/administrator
- Once configured, TouchPOS's
greatest feature is its ease of use, which practically
eliminates the need for employee training while making its wide
range of capabilities obvious to even new users.
Server : Windows 2000l Server Terminal Services Edition
(see Note #1)
Clients : Windows 9x, Millenium or Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Professional
Server : Pentium II, 500Mhz
Clients :Celeron, 350Mhs (see Note #2)
|Pentium II, 500Mhz
Server : 192MB + (64MB per workstation)
Clients : 64MB
Server : 20 GB
Clients : 2 GB
Screen Monitor (optional - see Note #3)
Consult CGS for Recommended Hardware (Cash Drawers, Barcode
10baseT or faster, TCP-IP Protocol, with a dedicated Windows
Pervasive SQL 2000 Server
Microsoft SQL Server
(1..5) Terminals - Desktop Edition
6+ Terminals - Full Edition
No Additional Software Required
Pervasive SQL 2000 Workstation
Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Edition
On network installations involving more than one TouchPOS terminal,
Microsoft Terminal Server is strongly recommended. For a more complete details, see the Installation
Microsoft Terminal Server claims to support clients with processors
as small as the original Pentium.
CGS has not yet tried it on less than the hardware recommended
Although each TouchPOS terminal should be equipped with a 15"
or larger Touch Screen Monitor, the software can be operated with a